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>> axelrod: tonight no peace in gaza. hamas resumes firing rockets into israel after today's brief cease-fire as secretary of state kerry comes home without a deal for a long-term truce. barry petersen, don dahler, and margaret brennan are covering the story. the first findings from the black boxes of malaysia airlines flight 17. charlie d'agata is in eastern ukraine where the fighting has intensified. what happens when cops wear cameras on patrol? teri okita reports on the drop in brutality complaints in one california city. and switch pitcher. meet the college baseball player who brings the heat with not just one arm but two. >> he's out! captioning sponsored by cbs
this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. for 12 hours today people in both gaza in israel had something they hadn't seen in 19 days-- a break from the shell and shooting. both side honored a humanitarian cease-fire designed to give civilians a chance to bury their dead and examine the wreck annual of their homes but the quiet was short-lived. tonight hamas fired at least six rockets and mortars into israel and israel said it was prepared to respond. u.s. secretary of state john kerry who has been trying all week to negotiate a longer truce headed back to washington tonight without a deal to ende fighting that has claimed more than 1,000 lives in gaza and 45 in israel. we have three reports tonight beginning with barry petersen in gaza. >> reporter: it was a day for the dead their bodies removed from the rubble, and a day for the living, people who fled the shelling came back to salvage what they could, no matter how
mundane. mohammad abu halema was stunned when he saw his house today for the first time since the war started. 35 members of the family had lived here. demolished. demolished. everywhere ruined remnant of their lives-- pots and pans, a baby's cradle a bicycle and something new added-- the spent shells that had ripped the area apart. do you feel that this war should go on or do you think it should stop? "this is a miserable situation," he said. "i just want it to end." his brother ali lived upstairs with his wife and nine kids. the predawn shelling punctured the roof without warning. "the children were sleeping," he said. "my wife and i just grabbed them in our arms and ran away." they now live at a u.n. school where there are so many other refugees, but the family could only find room in the stairwell
and for all that, they insist they will start over. and another sign of resilience. look at the main market where farmers brought fresh produce to an area that had been abandoned during the fighting. people hurried to take advantage of a day of peace. jammed today that even donkey carts got stuck. and here was resilience at its best kids having fun in a city that has echoed with the sounds of war for more than two weeks today if only for a few hours there was the lovely sound of laughter. the cease-fire was a recess that didn't really solve any of the issues. israel is still fighting to keep rockets from being fired at its cities. hamas vows to battle on until the block blockade is lifted against gaza. it was a nice day jim, as long as it lasted. >> axelrod: barry petersen who is in gaza for us tonight. barry, thank you. as for the israelis, among the obstacles to a longer term
cease-fire is a network of tunnels that extend underground across the border from gaza. as don dahler reports the israelis say the tunnels leave them wide open to attacks from hamas and they'll continue to target them. >> reporter: even today during the cease-fire the israeli defense force continued to search for tunnels. so farp, 31 have been found. i.d.f. describes them as sophisticated and cable of funneling armed hamas militant across the border with gaza. during a recent speech, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu alluded to terror plots hamas captives revealed during interrogation and what was hidden in one of the tunnels. "we found handcuffs and sedatives," he said. he described an underground infrastructure with fortifications electricity, and cables, designed to carry out large-scale attacks and kidnappings. one such plot involved hundreds of militants attacking israeli farm community. can you confirm there were specific plots upcovered.
>> there have been a number. >> reporter: one of this scale? >> one of massive scale. >> reporter: mark regev is netanyahu's spokesman. >> the tunnels are designed to allow armed groups to pop out on our side of the frontier with explosives, with automatic weapons, with rocket-propelled grenades with antitank weapons and to enter our communities to every our kibbutz farm or small city and to murder, to cause mayhem to terrorize. >> reporter: how long have you lived here? >> for almost 50 years. micha ben hillel's home in louis armstronglouiskibbutz nir am is 300 yards from the border. >> the terrorist went through a tunnel which they dug and popped up about 200 meters from the border. our intelligence spotted their entrance, and the helicopter shot all of them. i mean, no country would allow such a situation. >> reporter: some of the tunnels are large enough to drive a truck through.
the network which also extends under gaza city was described by a former head of israeli military intelligence as like the streets of new york city underground. jim. >> axelrod: don dahler covering for us tonight in tel aviv. don, thank you. the shelling tonight followed a meeting of diplomats in paris that failed to push the two sides to a longer truce. just before leaving paris, secretary of state kerry acknowledged the agree of difficulty in sustaining a cease-fire. >> each side has powerful feelings about the history and why they're where they are and what we're going to work at is how to we break through that so that the needs are met and we have an ability to provide security for israel and a future, economic, and social and otherwise development, for the palestinians. that's what this is about. >> axelrod: margaret brennan is our state department correspondent. he's traveling with secretary kerry and joins us now from paris. margaret, after a week of wrath intense negotiations where she do things stand right now in
terms of a long-term diplomatic solution. >> reporter: jim, kerry is returning to washington without a serious fire and no immediate plans to return to the middle east. he says a broader framework is in place for when both sides are willing to stop firing at one another. but after meetings with the turkish and qatari foreign ministers negotiating on behalf of hamas, both said they would be willing for more pauses in fighting but no clear pledges for anyone than these temporary halts at this point. hamas is very skeptical because they've seen past cease fires it fall apart promises of allowing more freedom of movement for palestinians were not followed through on. israel for its part, rejected that offer of a seven-day truce in part because it said it's not done with its military operation. they want to blow up more of those tunnels they accuse hamas of using to smug nel weapons. so kerry is continuing to put pressure on both parties but nothing nohand quite yet. >> axelrod: let me ask you about another major development
involving the state department. the embassy in linnia, in tripoli, shut down today embassy personnel evacuated. any direct threat there? >> reporter: no direct threat to u.s. diplomats or the u.s. embassy, but secretary kerry said it's the he called free-wheeling militias nearby the u.s. embassy that led to this decision. this country has been on the brink of civil war for some time. and the obama administration is very concerned given that fatal attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi two years ago that killed four americans. so they decided to move all diplomats across land. they weren't allowed to fly out. kerry said he promises the diplomats will return to libya once the security situation allows for it. >> axelrod: margaret brennan with a very busy day on the diplomatic beat. thank you, margaret. now to the recovery operation and the crash of malaysia airlines flight 17. two australian air force planes carrying the remains of 38 crash victims arrived today at a
military airfield in the netherlands where they were met by an honor guard. the last of the bodies that have been recovered from the site. 12 of the 298 victims were from australia. the violence in eastern ukraine is keeping investigators away from the crash scene. even so, there is word tonight of what the plane's black boxes are revealing. charlie d'agata is in the region tonight. >> reporter: the black boxes that were handed over intact from malaysia airlines flight 17 have begun to provide vital clues of what brought the aircraft down, killing all 298 people on board. a european investigator told cbs news today that unreleased data shows massive explosive decompression. that's consistent with the plane's fuselage having been penetrated multiple times by shrapnel from a missile explosion. it did what it was designed to do, we were told-- bring down airplanes. jerzy and angela dyczynski's
25-year-old daughter fatima was one of those on board. thigh came from australia and territory to search the wreck edge-strewn fields to find her. >> she was for peace. she is for peace and she will be forever for peace. >> reporter: fierce fighting today has stopped teams of investigators from get anything closer to the scene of the crash. ukrainian military officials said their forces have advanced to the outskirt of the rebel-held city of donetsk. the war that brought the plane out of the sky above it is still raging on the ground below. this video is thought to show a barrage of heavy weapons fired from the russian side of the border into ukraine. it lasts a good 30 minutes. it suggests the russians are not only reinforcing ukrainian separatist fighters with fireplace power. they're supporting them with an influx of heavy artillery including the kind of surface-to-air missiles suspected of downing the
malaysian passenger plane. the fighting has intensified over the past 24 hours especially to the north of the stee of donetsk the city of a million people, which seems that government forces are trying to choke off supply routes to rebels who are inside the city itself. it's making things far more complicated here making it more dangerous and difficult for igators to reach the scene of the wreckage. >> axelrod: nine days now since that crash. charlie d'agata, thank you. the midwest is deal with some potentially dangerous weather this weekend. severe thunderstorms are making their way across missouri and illinois with pockets of hail and high wind are expected. the system moves east tomorrow. and there's a six-figure reward being offered in philadelphia tonight for information in a tragic cared jacking case. yesterday morning two men cared jacked an s.u.v., and then sped right into a group of children. three of the kids were killed, and as vanita nair reports the carjackers are still on the run. >> reporter: there's a makeshift memorial at the crash
site where the kids were hit and hour by hour, it keeps growing. just like the the reward to find the two men responsible. it started off at $20,000 and now it's more than $100,000. philadelphia police captain james clark: >> i've been in the homicide unit six years. this is one of the most saddest cases that i've come across. >> reporter: the accident happened friday's morning at this intersection where the family had a fruit stand. about a mile away, two suspects carjacked a real estate agent and forced her into her vehicle at gunpoint. detectives think they were speeding when the s.u.v. blew a tire jumped the curb and hit the family, as well as a neighbor. 10-year-old thomas reid died at the scene. his 15-year-old sister keiearra williams and seven-year-old brother terrence moore died at the hospital. this is terrance's aunt and father. >> taking innocent people's lives. that's my son. you took him away from me. turn yourself in, whoever you all is, turn yourself in. >> reporter: for a city its
size philadelphia still ranks number five on the list for the highest crime rate, even though the homicide rate has fallen 43% since 2007. tonight, there's a vigil in remembrance of the children with the hope the suspects will do the right thing. >> have a heart and turn yourself in. >> reporter: the mayor says the whole city is now praying for this family. vanita nair, cbs news, new york. >> axelrod: later, the police cameras that are reducing complaint of police brutality in one california city. a close call for a baby in a stroller when the cbs evening news continues.
they're responding with some high-tech tools. >> reporter: policing in digital age means every moment, every incident can be caught on camcamera and sometimes followed by accusations of excessive use of force. but now hundreds of police departments are exploring whether their own cameras might create a more complete picture of a scene. body cams are going to become the norm? >> yes. this is should go that's changing the face of law >> reporter: rialto, california, police chief tony farrar is the first in the country to outfit all 75 beat cops with body cameras worn on lapels or eyeglasses. others are now looking at rialto as a test case for their own department-wide programs. >> people tend to behave a little bit better when they know they're on camera. >> reporter: farrar says the year before body cameras went oni spherdz, there were 24 complaints of excessive force. the next year, it dropped to three. sergeant chris hice: >> everyone acts better.
i think it teaches our police officers and our citizens to treat each other more respectfully. >> who is the driver of the white truck. >> reporter: hice says police body cams help tell the whole story start to finish. >> the thing of the past is the three-second cell phone clip from john doe which said this is what the police officer did. >> reporter: should woo fear this technology or embrace it? >> embrace it with a qualification. >> reporter: the a.c.l.a.u.'s peter bibring, says his organization, which normally opposes surveillance of citizens endorsing the body cameras and not just in rialto. >> a picture's worth 1,000 words and video many more. video from the perspective of the officer is going to be an know invaluable tool in determining why an officer acted the way he or she did and whether he or she acted appropriately. >> reporter: case in point-- when this driver allegedly ran a
stop sign-- >> how doing sir. >> reporter: what should have been a routine stop escalated. both the police and the man's son had cameras rolling. >> let me explain to you something-- >> everything that i've done sovideo right here on me. >> but that waso, out of line. >> reporter: for good or bad the evidence will be there for all to see. >> everything that i've done is on video. >> reporter: teri okita, cbs news rialto, california. >> axelrod: up next, the gift a $5 flag that means the word to the family of a fallen marine.
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and a free 30-tablet trial. >> axelrod: we close tonight with the story of an uncommon baseball pitcher. throwing a 90-mile-per-hour fastball with one arm makes you something special but how about bringing that kind of heat with both. ryan perez is a natural righty. >> eating cereal, cutting something right-handed, brushing my teeth right-handed. >> axelrod: but growing up, his father new his son the aspiring pimper would have an advantage if he learned to throw with his left arm as well. >> i grab something right-handed and throw it right-handed but he would stop no, no, throw it with your left. >> axelrod: his dad was on to something. he became an all-state pimper in illinois and now he has an arsenal of pitches he can throw
with either arm. >> change-up both ways, curve and slider both ways. >> reporter: this summer perez is wearing number seven for the hyannis harbor hawks in the cape cod league, a traditional training ground for fiewrnlg major leaguersuc like jacoby ellsbury and evan longoria. although there is nothing traditional about ryan perez. take his six-fingered glove he can wear on either hand. >> there are two thumbs over here and here. when other people try to play catch with it and they say it's almost impossible but it just takes time just like anything else. >> this is a very unique situation when a boy can throw 90, 91 92, with both arms. >> axelrod: assistant coach ron polk has been in baseball for 49 years. >> i've seen some guys fool around with throwing both left and right, but generally fooling around, never did it in a ballgame, and i'm probably go another 49 years in coaching and never see it again. >> axelrod: ryan perez may be a baseball novelty but his
draems are the same as everyone else's-- >> he's out. >> axelrod: who has ever picked up a ball with either arm. >> i want to get drafted and hopefully go to the major leagues and work my way up from there. >> axelrod: ryan perez was selected to the annual cape cod league all-star game that will be played tomorrow. and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. later on cbs "48 hours." for now i'm jim axelrod in new york. and for all of us here at cbs news, thanks for joining us, and good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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